Wallace Community College Selma, as mandated by the Alabama Board of Trustees, has an open door policy. The College admits students without a high school diploma or a GED Certificate into certain programs and courses not creditable toward an associate degree when the student demonstrates ability-to-benefit prior to enrollment. Students admitted under these provisions will be classified as “Non-Degree-Eligible” students.
Under the ability-to-benefit provisions, applicants may be admitted to courses not creditable toward an associate degree or programs comprised exclusively of courses not creditable toward an associate degree.
Students without a high school diploma or GED certificate who wish to enroll in designated ability-to-benefit programs and courses must take an Ability-to-Benefit test. The student must achieve a minimum score to enter one of the designated ability-to-benefit programs including the following:
- Cosmetology *
- Masonry/Building Trades
- Welding Technology
The College may establish additional requirements for specific courses or occupational degree programs.
* Each Cosmetology Program student must have completed the tenth (10th) grade. This is an Alabama State Board of Cosmetology policy requirement.